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Old 06-12-2018, 04:23 PM   #1
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Can someone post photos of the stock seat and tracks in an AD?

I don't have mine, (looking) and would like to get some stuff done knowing I am doing the right thing to the cab.

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Old 06-12-2018, 05:15 PM   #2
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Re: Can someone post photos of the stock seat and tracks in an AD?

Does this help any? I completely disassembled mine. Soaked glides to loosen and clean bearings, repainted and reinstalled. Works great after 65 years!!

http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com...4ctsm0114.html

Can go thru complete manual if needed.
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:28 PM   #3
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Does this help any? I completely disassembled mine. Soaked glides to loosen and clean bearings, repainted and reinstalled. Works great after 65 years!!

http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com...4ctsm0114.html

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Thank you so much, that helps but I still can't see the exact shape of that track. I want to see if I can modify it raising it up in the back so the track can be lowered closer to the floor.

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Old 06-12-2018, 09:05 PM   #4
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Re: Can someone post photos of the stock seat and tracks in an AD?

Ok, under stood. FWIW i considered some orig seat mods but beyond my capabilites. Also the way the factory seat is made you might be able to lift rear but lowering front seems problematic. Getting it to slide forward would be interesting. If I had the skill a whole redesign (short of total replacement) would be in order including allowing split backs to fold down. Theres some very skilled folks here, hope some steps up.
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Old 06-12-2018, 10:56 PM   #5
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Re: Can someone post photos of the stock seat and tracks in an AD?

Thanks! I can section the riser in the cab lowering it, that's a no brainer. But the runner that the seat bolts to bolts to the bottom of the rear of the riser right at the floor. I think the original runner channel doesn't go down that far but just at the end it bends down and I could straighten it out.

It's so funny you would think I could google it and come up with a photo but all I get are car ones, even when I put truck or pickup in the search. I will find some photos if no one has one here.

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Old 06-13-2018, 12:02 AM   #6
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I'd pull my seat and send pics BUT the poor thing is still in the shop 70 miles away. Tranny croaked the day i ordered the door emblems. Keep us posted on progress.
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:57 PM   #7
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I just put the stock bench seat back in my truck a couple weeks ago. Here are some pictures I have.
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:20 PM   #9
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Re: Can someone post photos of the stock seat and tracks in an AD?

I thank you so, so much. That is exactly what I needed to see. I can modify the rear of that track to lower it when the whole top of the riser in the cab is lowered, very cool, thank you again so much.

I also see another thing that now know I will need to modify, the back of the seat. I will have to section that down being it goes up where my rear window now is.

Ok, I have some more work to do, WHOOO HOOO!


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Old 06-13-2018, 02:48 PM   #10
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Re: Can someone post photos of the stock seat and tracks in an AD?

Never saw an AD "cable seat adjustment" before. Pulleys and everything. Curious as to why as I Stiil just have the rod.

MARTINSR: would like to see your mods when done.
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:08 PM   #11
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Never saw an AD "cable seat adjustment" before. Pulleys and everything. Curious as to why as I Stiil just have the rod.

MARTINSR: would like to see your mods when done.
My truck is a 52 and I'm not sure what year truck I grabbed the seat out of. The seat is actually pretty comfortable for being as old as it is. I'm just going to put some duct tape over the rip for now until I can get it redone down the road.

I followed this cable routing guide on youtube and it worked like a charm.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-QweRbsX04
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:17 PM   #12
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Re: Can someone post photos of the stock seat and tracks in an AD?

MartinSr,
If you would like a set of seat tracks I have a set I will not be using.

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Old 06-13-2018, 03:46 PM   #13
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If you would like a set of seat tracks I have a set I will not be using.

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Right on, how about the seat frame?


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Sorry no seat frame
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Re: Can someone post photos of the stock seat and tracks in an AD?

Yeah, can you PM me on those tracks?

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Re: Can someone post photos of the stock seat and tracks in an AD?

[QUOTE=NeoJuice;8280653]. I'm just going to put some duct tape over the rip for now until I can get it redone down the road. /QUOTE]
I endured the duct tape thing for 20+ years. The broken seat spring in the butt deal was the "end" of that.
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Here are couple pictures, also have the side trim panels
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Re: Can someone post photos of the stock seat and tracks in an AD?

Cool, thanks so much, I have to figure out what I am going to do. I'll let you know.

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NeoJuice, tell me something, on that very last photo, it looks like that is as far back as the seat will go, is that right?

Because if it is, that means I don't have to section the very rear most piece of the riser that goes from side to side in the back of the cab.

It looks like the second photo it looks like that track is putting the seat back about as far as that last photo is, which means the seat doesn't go back over that rear brace that goes from side to side of in the cab, does that make sense and is that accurate that the seat doesn't go back that far?

It looks like if it did it would be hitting under the rear window before it could be over that piece that goes from side to side that the rear of the seat track bolts to.

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NeoJuice, tell me something, on that very last photo, it looks like that is as far back as the seat will go, is that right?

Because if it is, that means I don't have to section the very rear most piece of the riser that goes from side to side in the back of the cab.

It looks like the second photo it looks like that track is putting the seat back about as far as that last photo is, which means the seat doesn't go back over that rear brace that goes from side to side of in the cab, does that make sense and is that accurate that the seat doesn't go back that far?

It looks like if it did it would be hitting under the rear window before it could be over that piece that goes from side to side that the rear of the seat track bolts to.

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Yes the seat is all the way in the rear full back position in that picture. With it all the way back the top rail of the seat frame almost touches the back wall of the truck just below the window.

IN pictures 4 & 5 you can see the frame in full back position on how close it is to the back wall.

Hope that helps.
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Right on thanks! All I need to do is weld the portion I have sectioned back in and it's a done deal! I thought I had to do that back crossmember too and this is REALLY good news, I am minutes away from this step in the project being done.

Thanks again


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Old 06-15-2018, 05:41 PM   #22
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I think both the seat frame and for sure the rear riser help stiffen the cab floor and care might be in order. I added 1" square tubing to my floor as i changed the mount points with the K10 frame. Also added a 3" heavy c channel across front of cab.
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Old 06-16-2018, 10:27 AM   #23
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Without a doubt I don't want to remove that riser. ESPECIALLY the rear portion that goes across, and there is no need to anyway. I removed the front portion on my last cab 40 years ago, it did weaken the floor. But on the same note, I bolted LeMans bucket seats down and drove it for a few years like that every day and never saw an issue.

This time I sectioned that riser, it's looking good!

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